Wigginton Grasshoppers extend lead to 13 points

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Wigginton continue to dominant reserve ‘A’ of the Minster Engineering Football League, extending their lead to 13 points as nearest rivals Haxby lost.

Grasshoppers comfortably pushed their unbeaten run to 14 with a 5-1 home win over York RI. Rob Orr (2), Craig Huggins, Jack Green and Nick Dunlop shared the haul.

Haxby conceded a goal in each half, the first to Chris Holmes, the second to Ali Bell as they lost 2-0 at home to Huntington.

It is rapidly becoming a two-team race in reserve ‘B’.

Steve Wagg hit the only goal of the game as White Horse defeated Aviva, while Easingwold hit seven unanswered goals past Fulford – the tally shared by Andrew Metcalfe junior with a hat-trick, a brace for Andrew Metcalfe senior and a goal each for Darren Copper and Luke Boudoir.

Two of the three games played in reserve ‘C’ finished all-square.

A late equaliser from Ben Kirby preserved leaders Poppleton’s unbeaten home run as they salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with Tockwith, whose Steve Day broke the deadlock.

Second-placed Malton & Norton had to settle for a point from their visit to Hemingbrough after they conceded an equaliser to Ricky Hutton. Joe Jefferson had earlier given the Ryedale side the lead.

Kyle Pool hit a hat-trick for Selby RSSC in their 4-2 home win over Stamford Bridge. Josh Knowles added their fourth while John Cavanagh and Lewis Rawling shared the visitors’ goals.

The top two sides in reserve ‘D’ both recorded comfortable victories.

Leaders Crayke hit eight without reply at Huby, while second-placed Civil Service beat Wheldrake 7-2.

The Bilham brothers, Matty and Luke both scored twice for Crayke, to add to goals from Carl Slater, Gary Goodwin, Louis Cox and Steve Johnson.

The Civil Service plunder was shared between Gareth Strain (3), Lee Richardson (2), Matty Williams and Carl Barker. Tom Anderson and Jason McCloud replied.

F1 Racing lost 3-1 at home to St Clement’s for whom Chris Rowan (2) and Gareth Moore scored. Simon Nunns hit the consolation.

Cliffe emphatically ended a nine-match winless run by beating Bishop Wilton 6-0 with Tom Ellwood getting half their goals. Richard Taylor and brothers Nathan and Nigel Horner completed the rout.

Keith Hunter hit the Tadcaster Town goal in their 3-1 home defeat to Rufforth.

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